Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and "The Public Manager" announce that the 2013 Government Workforce: Learning Innovations conference qualifies as training for federal employees, according to the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The conference will be held September 25 in Washington, D.C.
In a memorandum to Chief Human Capital Officers, OPM Acting Director Elaine Kaplan stated, “ASTD’s Government Workforce: Learning Innovations conference qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C., chapter 41. The training, open to all Federal employees, will feature training and workshops in areas such as getting the best value for your training dollars and creating a leadership pipeline.”
This is the first year that the conference has received training approval from OPM. “We are extremely pleased that the content offerings in the Government Workforce: Learning Innovations conference comply with training requirements for Federal employees,” says Carrie Blustin, the manager of ASTD’s Government Community of Practice and publisher of "The Public Manager." “Building a stronger government through innovation in learning is the focus of the conference and we will feature speakers from a broad cross-section of government agencies,” she adds.
More information about the conference, including tips on how to get budget approval to attend, can be found at http://www.governmentworkforce.org.
About ASTD and The Public Manager
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with 15 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit http://www.astd.org.
"The Public Manager" is a unique quarterly journal about federal government leadership that works, and is devoted to furthering knowledge, vision, professionalism, and best practices at all levels of government.
"The Public Manager" is affiliated with groups such as the Partnership for Public Service, GovLoop and Young Government Leaders, the Graduate School, the American Society for Public Administration, and others that are focused on good government. It is published by The Bureaucrat Inc., a not-for-profit organization owned by ASTD that is chartered and devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice in government. The Bureaucrat, Inc. maintains its own corporate officer and Board of Director structure.